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The Roskilde bishops owned large areas of land in the region including, from 1186, Havn on the Øresund which later became Copenhagen.By the time of the Danish Reformation in 1536, there were 12 churches and five monasteries in the city.As a result of Absalon's influence, many other churches were built in the vicinity, making Roskilde the most important town in Zealand.Coins were minted there from the 11th to the 14th century.Absalon, the Danish bishop, had a brick church built on the site of Harald's church in 1170.Today's cathedral was completed in 1275 after five of Absalon's successors had contributed to its construction.The Sankt Hans psychiatric hospital serves the Capital Region with specialized facilities for forensic psychiatry.

It is now increasingly active in the research sphere.Roskilde has a long history, dating from the pre-Christian Viking Age.Its UNESCO-listed Gothic cathedral, now housing 39 tombs of the Danish monarchs, was completed in 1275, becoming a focus of religious influence until the Reformation.The Reformation brought Roskilde's development to an abrupt stop.While the cathedral continued to be the preferred location for the entombment of the Danish monarchs, most of the other religious institutions disappeared.

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